Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) has promoted Erik Resnick to VP of home entertainment and Pete Yoder to VP of consumer products for North America.
Since 2001, Resnick has been responsible for the development and management of CNE’s home entertainment division for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, where he has directed the marketing and distribution of both networks’ DVD business. In his new role, Resnick will continue to manage the home entertainment and content business for CNE and will look for new business opportunities for the group’s portfolio of brands.
For his part, Yoder will continue to oversee CNE’s licensing business and his responsibilities will expand to include the oversight of its internal retail development team. He joined CNE in 2006 as director of hard lines and has since been responsible for managing the multi-billion dollar global Ben 10 toy line from Bandai America, as well as signing global partnership deals with industry leaders including LEGO and Mega Brands among others and launching the consumer products program for CNE’s newest action brand, Generator Rex. Yoder has also worked closely with CNE’s partners in its role as third-party licensing agent for Bakugan, the Spin Master portfolio and the PGA of America.